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Contact

Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Postal address:
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig, Germany

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 860
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 119

e-mail: mpwcsec@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

 

We have a state-of-the-art laboratory for soft and hard tissue histology and material property testing. We specifically focus on the analysis of teeth, bone and muscle. Molding, casting, and embedding techniques are available to study external and internal features of these biological tissues.

Our laboratory equipment includes:

Sample preparation:

  • Buehler saw, grinder-polisher and Logitech saw
  • Leica TP1020 Semi-enclosed Benchtop Tissue Processor
  • Leica 2255 Microtom
  • Leica CM3050 S Research Cryostat
  • Leica EG1150 Embedding Center
  • Retsch Vibratory Sieve Shaker AS 200 control

Microscopy:

  • Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 microscope
  • Zeiss Smartzoom 5 microscope
  • Zeiss Stemi 2000-C stereo microscope

Material testing and bite force measurements:

  • Lucas Scientific FLS1 field tester  
  • Load cell
  • Tekscan FlexiForce sensors

In addition, we make use of the computed tomography scanners, the confocal disc-scanning microscope (Nanofocus µsurf mobile) and other facilities in the Department of Human Evolution. X-ray kinematic studies are done in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig.